Tullymore Classic 2017 – Round 1

June 30, 2017

My player is Jiayi Zhou.

-4 today. Best start so far.


The 2+ inches of rain forecast earlier in the week never happened. Got a sprinkling the other day so we played it down.


I went into the scoring tent to check our card as the scores are read but today it was in Chinese. Had to check visually.


There’s a caddie on tour who qualified three times in his younger days for the Junior World Championship. Would have been four except for a two shot penalty he received on the first tee for not wearing a belt. DOH! Missed it by one. Who gave him the shots? It was former LPGA professional Mary Bea Porter.


Then there was this:

Nike co-founder says not even Tiger Woods could make golf profitable

Golfer’s mom goes into water for broken golf club at French Open

Natalie Gulbis reportedly considering run for US Congress

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Tullymore Classic 2017 – Wednesday

June 28, 2017

My player is Jiayi Zhou.

Touched them all yesterday and replayed the back this morning. Got to the green on our first hole and noticed the putter was absent. Had to go back to Jiayi’s car for retrieval.


Three new tees have been put into play. Five, nine and seventeen were adjusted.


The course is a bit soft  but will be getting a good soaking today and soft will turn to mush.


One of the members said this is the last year for this event. No reason given but usually it’s about money.


A volunteer looper double-bagged it for nine holes yesterday after a player became too tired at the turn. He’s a better man than I.


Then there was this:

Vandals return to Golf Club of Houston, cause major damage to greens

Delhi Golf Club denies entry to Meghalaya woman for ‘looking like maid’

Liz Breed committed to chasing her dream

McGill relives US Women’s Am triumph at San Diego CC


Island Resort Championship 2017 – Round 3

June 25, 2017

My player is Jiayi Zhou.

We made it to the tee but that was it. Lightning halted play once more and we never resumed. 36 holes was all she wrote.

Then there was this:

Tracy Hanson Initiative hits Holland


Island Resort Championship 2017 – Round 2

June 24, 2017

My player is Jiayi Zhou.

Two more under today.


Made it in just in time. The sky opened up as we were tallying our scores and shortly after, lightning put a halt to play.


After some delay but still waiting to resume play, I walked over to the snack shack to cash in my food voucher and found one of my favorite players downing a Miller Lite even though she wasn’t finished. With just one putt to complete and no chance of making the cut, it seemed like the perfect time to indulge.

Following some chit-chat, she asked me to stake her $400 for a round of gambling tonight. Must have been the beer talking. 🙂


An alternative method to pass the time seemed obvious to this caddie.

Piyapattra caddie at slot machine


Then there was this:

HK golf star Tiffany Chan won’t let Symetra Tour success sway her from the LPGA Tour


Island Resort Championship 2017 – Round 1

June 23, 2017

My player is Jiayi Zhou.

Played in the afternoon and the wind howled. Still managed to shoot –1.


Attended the rules meeting yesterday. I always learn something new.


Congrats to Nicole Sakamoto and Jeni Jenq for winning their flight in the Bassters Fishing Derby. Nicole also took the prize for the biggest fish caught at over three pounds and hit on the pro-am party roulette spin for big bucks.


Then there was this:

Phil Mickelson to take on LPGA’s best in skills challenge

All golfing roads lead east as Gullane is named as host to 2018 Scottish Opens

China’s Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

It’s still early, but Tiger’s new Chicago course could become the best urban track in America

Sandra Palmer, Nancy Scranton To Be Inducted Into Legends Hall Of Fame At French Lick Resort

Catriona Matthew ‘proud’ to see Scottish Opens at Gullane

Golf injuries can lead to more golf injuries


Island Resort Championship 2017 – Wednesday

June 21, 2017

My player is Jiayi Zhou.

Early nine this morning ahead of the afternoon pro-am. Glorious weather unlike yesterday which started cold and ended wet.


Speaking of wet, it’s been raining here on and off for many days so we’ll be playing it up for sure. Sweetgrass affected by heavy rain


The “Bassters Fishing Derby” is tomorrow and our group noticed the sign by the fifteenth green. None of them being fishermen (or is it fisherwomen?), the term was confused with “bastards”. I quickly corrected the mistake. 🙂 Here are the pics from last year.


Then there was this:

Hit a Golf Ball, Feed a Fish During Connecticut River Promotion

Elderly golf fan who died at US Open lost wife three days earlier

Earthquake strikes near Augusta National, scaring locals

Hannah Green boosts LPGA Tour card quest – With Pablo on the bag.

Cristie Kerr leads fans at Wrigley Field during the seventh-inning stretch


Decatur-Forsyth Classic 2017 – Round 2

June 18, 2017

My player is Jiayi Zhou.

Eighteen straight pars and missed the cut by one. Jiayi hit it so well it could have been sixty-five easy.

Oh well, on to Harris but the weather forecast looks awful for next week. Will be spending a lot of time in the casino.


A question for Holly Sonders. Are they real and are they spectacular? Jerry Seinfeld would like to know.


Then there was this:

The cost of touring


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